Prisoners 'should get same healthcare as general population'

Prisoners 'should get same healthcare as general population'
 

Prisoners should receive the same level of healthcare as people in the general population, a health watchdog has said as it released new guidelines for the wellbeing of inmates in a drive to improve the situation.
Prof Mark Baker, the director of the National Guideline Centre, which is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), said that it had become clear that healthcare provision in prisons was often poorer than in the general community and not sufficient to meet the needs of prisoners.
“Something had to be done, I think, about defining what healthcare should... read more

 
2 November 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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